Category Archives: Particulate Matter (PM)

Particulate matter during New Year’s Eve 2016/17

The weather was very good during New Years, calm winds, clear skies and cold. Therefore, PM10 concentration was expected to reach high values, and it did. At Grensás, close to downtown Reykjavik, the concentration reached maximum at 01:30, reaching almost … Continue reading

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Dust storm north of Dyngjujökull 20 October 2016

Wind gusts over 20 m/s on 20 October 2016 north of Dyngjujökull gave rise to re-suspension of dust from the glacier river, Jökulsá á Fjöllum. Landsat8 image from 12:34 on 20 October 2016 (image from NASA/USGS). Wind speed measured at … Continue reading

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Dust storm 3 May 2016

Sunny and windy in the south today, and dust blowing in the area near Eldhraun and also Meðallandssandur. Fairly strong winds, 11 m/s average wind speed and gusts of 19 m/s at Kirkjubæjarklaustur (Figure 1). Figure 1. Weather observations at … Continue reading

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Dust storm – lots of clouds–on 28 April 2016

Despite cloud cover, it is possible to detect some dust blowing out to sea from the area east of Mýrdalsjökull. It is likely that this is the Eldhraun area that was flooded in jökulhlaup in Skaftá in October 2015. In … Continue reading

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Dust storms on 18 April 2016

Strong northerly winds made for prime conditions for dust storms on the south coast of Iceland on 18 April 2016. Weather conditions at noon on the 18 April 2016 (courtesy of IMO web page). Below are MODIS images from 12:05 … Continue reading

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Dust blowing in SE-Iceland

Dry weather and strong winds are causing sediment from glacier rivers to blow in the SE of Iceland 19 and 20 November 2015. There was a recent jökulhlaup from Skaftárkatlar (material blown in the center of the images below). Wind … Continue reading

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New article: “Emergency Hospital Visits in Association with Volcanic Ash, Dust Storms and Other Sources of Ambient Particles: A Time-Series Study in Reykjavík, Iceland.”

New article in Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12(4): 4047 – 4059. (Paper on publisher web site) Emergency Hospital Visits in Association with Volcanic Ash, Dust Storms and Other Sources of Ambient Particles: A Time-Series Study in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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